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Australia has about 700 avocado producers and together they cultivate 6000 hectares of avocados. In recent years, production in Australia has increased substantially from new orchards coming on stream and the crop for the 12 months to June 2013 came in at about 55,000 tonnes, worth around A$160 million.

The main growing areas are in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia. In Queensland, the main growing areas for avocados are the Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg-Childers district, Central Burnett, Atherton Tableland, Tamborine, Toowoomba range and the Lockyer Valley. Many different varieties are grown, but most of the industry is made up of Hass, Sharwil, Wurtz, Reed and Shepard. It is estimated that about 60% of avocados produced are sold through supermarkets. Only around 5000 tonnes of fruit is exported overseas. 

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Last updated 08 April 2014